Who We Are
We are The U.S. 10K Classic — Atlanta’s premier multi-event road race. Each year we bring runners, walkers, inline skaters, wheelchair athletes and professional cyclists together for a single cause — to raise awareness and funds for children’s charities in Georgia and for the future development of the World Children’s Center.
Race Participants include elite athletes from around the world, national and regional 10K running champions, international and regional cyclists, inline skaters, wheelchair athletes, corporate team runners, race walkers, walkers and people who just love to participate!
Known for our hills, we offer a challenging yet memorable course. Ultimately, the hills on our course pale in comparison to the challenges faced each day by children with no place to call home. Our goal is to help build a strong, loving community and provide that home to those who need it most.
We hope you will be a part of this cause as we strive to make life better for all children!
Why We Do What We Do
100% of profits from the U.S.10K Classic and Family Festival benefit children in need. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children in Georgia and from around the world. Each year, proceeds are donated back to community organizations benefiting children and also for the development of the World Children’s Center.
About the Center
The World Children’s Center is a 710-acre master planned community under construction in Haralson County, Georgia. The Center will serve homeless, orphaned and/or neglected children from Georgia, the United States and the World. The first phase of children’s homes are currently being built by the 2005 National Builder of the Year John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods. When complete, the World Children’s Center will consist of 100+ children homes, Pre-K – 12 grade school, health and wellness center and athletic venues, among other facilities. Children will be cared for by loving, surrogate house parents. Ultimately, up to 800 children will call the community home.
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Local Children’s Charities Supported To Date
American Red Cross
Atlanta Care Center
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Bert’s Big Adventure
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boy Scouts of America
Casa de Alleya
Cobb County Children’s Center
Cobb, Marietta & Smyrna Canine Units
Feed My Lambs
Feed the Hungry Foundation
Georgia Council on Child Abuse
MUST/Good Samaritan Shelter
My House (For Abandoned Babies)
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
Shop with a Hero (Firefighter & Police Departments)
Special Olympics of Georgia
The Rainbow House
World Children’s Center
To date, we’ve raised more than $4 million to help benefit children in need.
Men’s Open Record: Thomas Kiplitan (Kenya), 28:48.5 (2004)
Women’s Open Record: Jane Omoro, 32:24 (1994)
Men’s Masters Record: Martin Mondragon (Mexico) 30:19 (1994)
Women’s Masters Record: Tatyana Pozdnyakova (Ukraine) 34:46 (2001)
Men’s Open Record: Saul Mendoza, 22:17 (2000)
Women’s Open Record: Miriam Nibley, 35:07 (1998)
Men’s Open Record: Fourth Lacey, 16:54 (2000)
Women’s Open Record: Jilleanne Rookard, 18:55.4 (2003)
Course Record: Craig McLaughlin (1998)